Deadly Thomas County fire ruled accidental

Deadly Thomas County fire ruled accidental

COOLIDGE, GA (WALB) - According to officials, a Thomas County fire that killed two people on Monday has been determined to have been accidental.

Marvin and Dolly Patterson were killed in fire at their home in the 200 block of Wade Chastain Road in Coolidge, Ga.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said that the fire was caused by careless smoking.

The investigation revealed that improper use of smoking materials used around home oxygen equipment caused the blaze.

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